Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The "Big House"

Most of you know that Justin and I have made a habit out of moving. In 8 years, we have moved 6 times - we are about to make that 7 times. However, we are both committed to unpacking every box this time before moving again - and creating lots of memories in our next home.

After returning home from vacation in May, Justin and I both decided it was time for us to quit renting. Our lease was up and we knew that Fishers is where we wanted to raise our family. No more plans to move. After all our moves - we both realize the importance of being close to our family and friends. Besides - who would babysit if we lived far away???

We decided to build a home that would fit our family for years to come. One that we would call home as we watched Jackson grow. One that we will one day bring another baby home to when we decide to grow our family. We wanted a house that will allow us to create memories for our family - a house we can call home.

I can't wait to get started making these memories. I can't wait to watch Jackson play in our back yard, run down the stairs to see if Santa has come, or one day do his homework at the island in the kitchen. I look forward to Justin and I sharing a home office again like we once did in our Bloomington home. I am excited to host friends on our patio, getting to know our new neighbors (who by the way have a little boy exactly Jackson's age), and to quiet nights watching movies with Justin in our family room.

Jackson is getting excited too. Justin, Jackson and I drive out to the house each day and Jackson refers to it as the "Big House". Jackson LOVES to show people which room is his room and tell about his television his Daddy has promised!

Finding a home to "settle down" in has been our dream the past few years. We are a month away from having our dream come true...and I can't wait to start living it.

Lots more to come about the house as we get closer to the finished product...for now, here are a few photos!''


The Walti Family said...

It is beautiful, Kristen! Love the stone entry...Congrats! So excitd for you all - Jackson won't know what to do with all that space to run around in! :-) Good Luck!

Nickie Eisele said...

Your new home looks beautiful, Kris! I'm so happy for you guys!

deb said...

Lookin' good, Kris!